Visitors to St. Paul’s downtown area are often captivated by the visual grandeur of the city’s castle-like architectural crown jewel, the Landmark Center.
South St. Paul’s rise and fall as the king of the meat packing industry began in 1886 and lasted for over one hundred and twenty years. Today, however, most of what was once one of the largest stockyard operations in the world has been lost to the wrecking ball. As the meat packing operations in […]
High atop the bustling river town of Stillwater sits the oldest courthouse in the state of Minnesota. Built on what is known as Zion’s Hill, the Washington County Historic Courthouse has watched over the birthplace of Minnesota for almost 150 years. [Go to photo gallery] Minnesota’s First Call to Order The first court session in […]
When it comes to beer, the Twin Cities has a very rich brewing history. Names like Schmidt, Hamm’s, Gluek’s, and Grain Belt immediately come to mind when reminiscing about the great breweries that once dominated the local industry. As demand for their products increased in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, large brewery complexes were […]
The University of Minnesota ‘s Old Campus Historic District is home to a number of impressive buildings built before the turn of the 20th century. Standing out among these as an iconic symbol of the founding of the University is Pillsbury Hall. An imposing and stately structure, Pillsbury Hall was built on the growing campus […]